How to participate in the Costume Contest

How to participate in the Costume Contest

Saturday October 15, 1pm – 4pm Tecumseh Park Sport your best costume and you could win some great prizes! REGISTRATION & RULES Registration begins Aug. thru Oct. 12. Register early! we may have to limit how many we can accept. Early registration encouraged, and a cap in place based on time available. Contest rules &
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How to get tickets to the Crowfest Gala

How to get tickets to the Crowfest Gala

The first annual Crowfest Gala will be held at the Chatham Armoury. All participants are urged to wear all black attire and any Crow themed apparel (masks, boas, evening gloves, top hats, capes, and so on).  (300 max. tickets available) A sneak peak of some of the world class buskers that will be appearing on
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How to Participate in the Poetry Contest for Crowfest

How to Participate in the Poetry Contest for Crowfest

The Crow Poetry Contest and Slam Calling all Writers! Guest Judges Sue Rumball & Chris Ford 1st Prize – Leather bound journal and hand turned pen 2nd Prize- Leather bound journal and wooden pen Entry is free, max. 2 piece can be submitted. All entries must be tagged with I.D. Drop entries off at Art
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How to participate in the Art Contest for Crowfest

How to participate in the Art Contest for Crowfest

The Crow ART SHOW – Contest & Showcase Calling all Artists! Guest Judge Anne Gilbert – 1st Place Prize $200.00 cash Best of Show wins 1 month free window showcase (TBD) Entry is free and a max. of 2 pieces (No larger than 11X14 inches) Entrants to carry own insurance and use tags provided for
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Winner of: Name the Talking Trees

Winner of: Name the Talking Trees

Congratulations Peter Z for winning the contest to name the talking trees… Spruce Springsteen and Forest Stump! Awesome names! You will see and hear Spruce and Forest this holiday season on top of the Capitol Theatre. Thank you Blitzen Pro Lighting and the MY MAIN STREET COMMUNITY ACTIVATOR PROGRAM 2021.

Day 2 RetroFest Live Stream Car Show

Day 2 RetroFest Live Stream Car Show

On Day 2 we featured the cars and car owners Charron, Thompson, Uhr, Ernie, Brent, Erickson, Christmas, Chinnick, Hendrie, Langlois, Chrichton, and McKinley. Thank you Ron Van Dewynckel from the Kent Historic Auto Club for all your help. Bands featured on Saturday were the Big Shiny Tunes and The Universe featuring Ray. Awards were announced
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Day 1 Streamed OLG Cruise Party

Day 1 Streamed OLG Cruise Party

You can watch day #1 RetroFest Live Stream Cruise Party. It was a stormy evening so the classic cars that were expected to come out were unable. Just the same as if we have had a live downtown event. If you scroll past the first 28 minutes, the stream will begin. On Friday you will
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SANTA is HERE! but not at the mall

SANTA is HERE! but not at the mall

TODAY NOVEMBER 28, 2020 between 1pm and 2pm Santa will be at 237 King St. W. Chatham ONT N7M1E6. Santa will be sitting high in his sleigh to say hi and take some pictures in front of his sleigh. All social distancing will be respected. He has a little treat for the kiddies that come
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Week #1 Nov.3 to 7th 2020

Week #1 Nov.3 to 7th 2020

Week #1: Santa was out in our beautiful Downtown Chatham BIA area. It is listed on Facebook page: Downtown Chatham Santa Claus Parade for people to post where they think Santa is. On the last day of this week, all the people who answered correctly and tagged both the Business and the HDTC-BIA will have
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THE HISTORY OF BIAs CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

THE HISTORY OF BIAs CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

In 1967, challenges were facing retailers as a proliferation of shopping malls were springing up on the outskirts of the city. As a result, some merchants were forced to close their shops or even in some instances, follow the crowds to the malls. Vacancies resulted and many local shopping areas began to look run down
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99.1 “Come on back to Downtown Chatham” Campaign

99.1 “Come on back to Downtown Chatham” Campaign

Downtown Chatham Merchants working together and in partnership with the HDTC-BIA to create a week-long “Come back to Downtown” campaign on CKXS 99.1 Several businesses chose to participate (15) all on air in one week. Starting on July 27, 2020 99.1 morning show will be broadcasted live from downtown Chatham during this marketing event. Each
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Temporary Office Hours for the HDTC-BIA

Temporary Office Hours for the HDTC-BIA

The office hours, open to the public will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. You can also book an appointment either by phone: 519-352-8387 or email: downtownchathambia@gmail.com

Public Space Patio – Expression of Interest only.

Public Space Patio – Expression of Interest only.

Municipality of Chatham-Kent 315 King Street West, Chatham, Ontario N7M 5K8 Tel: 519.360.1998 Toll Free: 1.800.714.7497 www.chatham-kent.ca Public Space Patio – Expression of Interest The Province of Ontario’s Phase 2 re-opening permits restaurants and bars to open for service outdoors. The Municipality is exploring ways to support our local businesses and that includes gauging interest
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Temporary Office Closure

OFFICE CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT  Effective March 16, 2020 In order to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and adhere to guidelines of social distancing, the Historic Downtown Chatham BIA office will be closed until further notice. Office staff will be working remotely in order to continue to offer our best service. Contact via email: downtownchathambia@gmail.com Phone:
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HDTC-BIA Office Closed For Family Day

Thank you for looking into Historic Downtown Chatham BIA . The Office will be closed Monday Feb 17, 2020 for Family Day but will be open again Tuesday Feb 18 @ 8:30am to assist you with your needs.